Essay—Stephen V. Ash, A Year in the South, 1865

Essay—Stephen V. Ash, A Year in the South, 1865

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Essay—Stephen V. Ash, A Year in the South, 1865

This assignment is to be no less than 1500 words, double-spaced, 12pt font.
Spelling, grammar and style all count toward your grade, so please proofread your
material.

Also, you must have MLA style citation. Please refer to your grading rubric for guidance on how you will be assessed.

Write a thoughtful essay on ONE of the following questions, making sure to use evidence from A Year in the South, 1865 to support your arguments. You should refer only to Ash’s book for this assignment; outside sources are neither needed nor allowed.

1. What were the relationships between Southerners—both white and black—
and Yankee soldiers during 1865? How did the end of the war affect the
relationships between Yankees and Southerners? Give examples and quotes from A Year in the South to support your answer.

2. How did the different backgrounds of John, Cornelia, Lou, and Samuel affect
their abilities to adjust to the end of the war? How did the end of the war
affect their daily lives? Explain, making sure to support your answer with
evidence and quotes from the text.

3. What hardships did both black and white Southerners face in the last months of
the war and the first months of the post-war era in the South? What hardships
were unique to people because of their race, sex, age, or region? Explain,
making sure to give evidence and quotes from the text to support your answers.